On Aboriginal culture

I wrote this piece for The Guardian Australia about how practising culture is resistance. I was surprised at what a stir it caused – both positive and negative.

You can read the full piece here.

An excerpt:

This is why I view all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artistic and cultural practice as sites of resistance. Every story that is told, whatever the artform, can be viewed as political. As embodiment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity and culture, no matter whether the shared story is light-hearted or politically hard-hitting, Indigenous arts and culture draws a line in the sand. It asserts Indigeneity, what it means to be Black, and in doing so resists the hostile dominant culture, that which seeks to silence and undermine.

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